STONEY’S SEAFOOD HOUSE

STONEY’S SEAFOOD HOUSE

I don’t remember exactly how the topic of crab cakes came up, but it was in a conversation with one of my friends Randy during my last job. He spoke very highly about Stoney’s, a place that he had frequented many times over the years and said made the best crab cakes in the area. At the beginning of this month, I moved down here to the southern Maryland area (closer to the restaurant than when I was in Alexandria) and this past weekend, I met up with Randy at Stoney’s to catch up on how things were going and also to give these crab cakes a try. Continue reading

IPPUDO NY

IPPUDO NY

When you hear ramen, you might think of the dried styrofoam Cup Noodles or perhaps those dried rectangular noodle packets that you might find at your local supermarket’s shelf. No, my friend, that is not the case here. A ramen shop like Ippudo is where you get the true essence of what ramen noodle soup is: fresh noodles immersed in a rich, aromatic broth containing scallions, mushrooms, bamboo, or even a poached egg. It is also common to add meats like roast pork or braised pork belly as well. Continue reading